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April 11, 2014
10:19 EDTERIC, QCOMQualcomm, Ericsson recommended by RBC Capital
Shares of Qualcomm (QCOM) and Ericsson (ERIC) are outperforming the broader market after RBC Capital said the stocks were good investments for the near-term. Qualcomm sells chips used in smartphones, while Ericsson is a provider of communications equipment. WHAT'S NEW: Qualcomm's royalty business remains healthy and defensible, RBC Capital analyst Mark Sue wrote in a note to investors earlier today. Additionally, Qualcomm should benefit from the expansion of LTE networks and it returns 75% of its free cash flow to shareholders, Sue stated. The analyst was also upbeat on Ericsson, as he expects the company's revenue to steadily grow by about 2%-5%. Like Qualcomm, Ericsson should benefit from the expansion of LTE networks, as the company has a 40% share of the global LTE market, Sue stated. The company can benefit from upgrades in Europe and new contracts in Japan and the analyst also thinks Ericsson could raise its dividend. Sue kept Outperform ratings on both Qualcomm and Ericsson. WHAT'S NOTABLE: On March 30, Barron's identified Ericsson as one of several companies that could benefit from increases in the value of their products and possibly become takeover targets for Google (GOOG) or other companies. Other technology vendors that are in this category include Alcatel Lucent (ALU), Nokia (NOK), and Ciena (CIEN). PRICE ACTION: In early trading, Qualcomm climbed 13c to $78.20 and Ericsson shares were down 4c to $13.17, while the Nasdaq index was down nearly 1%.
News For QCOM;ERIC From The Last 14 Days
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May 22, 2015
15:01 EDTERICWi-LAN says Ericsson granted motion for summary judgment on three patents
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May 21, 2015
07:32 EDTQCOMQualcomm initiates $5B accelerated share repurchase
Qualcomm announced that it has entered into accelerated share repurchase agreements with two financial institutions to repurchase an aggregate of $5B of Qualcomm's common stock, with an initial delivery of approximately 57.7M shares. The final number of shares to be repurchased will be based on the volume-weighted average stock price of Qualcomm's common stock during the term of the transaction, less a discount and subject to adjustments pursuant to the terms and conditions of the ASR Agreements. The company is funding the accelerated share repurchase with proceeds from its recently completed $10B debt offering.
May 15, 2015
17:33 EDTQCOMPoint72 Asset Management gives quarterly update on stakes
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10:55 EDTQCOMJANA Partners gives quarterly update on stakes
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May 14, 2015
11:05 EDTQCOMQualcomm expands industry collaboration to grow Internet of Everything
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May 13, 2015
07:34 EDTQCOMEdX and Qualcomm collaborate to build next-generation mobile learning experience
EdX and Qualcomm Education, a subsidiary of Qualcomm, announced a collaboration to further develop edX's MOOC mobile capabilities and enhance its open source platform to benefit connected learners around the world. As part of the collaboration, Qualcomm Education will contribute engineering resources and will license elements of its SDK code, which edX will distribute to the Open edX community.
May 11, 2015
09:37 EDTQCOMActive equity options trading on open
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07:26 EDTQCOM, ERICQualcomm rivals questioned by EU antitrust regulators, Reuters reports
Antitrust regulators in the EU are asking Qualcomm's (QCOM) rivals about the company's business practices, Reuters reports, citing a document. Europe has been investigating Qualcomm for the last seven months over the way it licenses its products and its power over patents. Another EU inquiry, which began in 2010, was triggered by a complained from Nvidia's (NVDA) Icera unit over rebates and incentives. Reference Link
05:21 EDTERICEricsson announces multi-year agreement with Safaricom
Ericsson announced the signing of a multi-year agreement with Safaricom, Kenya's largest mobile operator, to support the upgrade and expansion of its converged mobile network infrastructure. Under the terms of this agreement, Ericsson will deploy Wi-Fi technology for the first time on the Safaricom network as well as expand and enhance the MINI-LINK microwave transmission network; enabling subscribers enjoy a richer quality of mobile broadband in Kenya.

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